The Association of Korean United Methodist Churches recently voted to join efforts with The WCA
The Association of Korean United Methodist Churches, the largest body
of Korean United Methodists, recently voted to join efforts with The
Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The United Methodist News Service issued a commentary from Rev.
Sung-Ho Lee (Concord UMC, California-Nevada Annual Conference) on
October 7, 2019 arguing against this move from the standpoint of a
Korean pastor serving in a cross-cultural appointment.
This commentary prompted a response from Rev. Chul-gu Lee,
President of the Korean Association of the UMC who wrote on behalf of
the association. Rev. Chul-gu Lee is a clergy serving in the Florida
Both posts were offered by UMNS in the Korean Language only. I asked
a clergy friend to translate these. As with any translation, there is a
degree of subjectivity involved. But I believe the translation to be
faithful to the original posts.
The Original Post that Prompted the Reply